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Is this association of words a pleonasm, please?
"I need stationery products".
Thanks a lot
The paper you write on, the envelopes, perhaps stamps or sealing wax, a nice pen.. all those things are stationery products. I don't see "products" as being redudant at all.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
My dad taught me this when I was four:
Envelope starts with an "e" and stationery has an "e" before the end.
Train has an "a" in it. A train at a station is stationary with an "a" at the end.
One of the worst jokes ever:
A man sees a sign in a store next to some paper and envelopes. It says "Stationary sale."
He points out to the shopkeeper that "Stationary" means something that isn't moving.
The keeper replies that "Well, these weren't moving, so that's why they're on sale."